WESTMINSTER, Colo. – DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced that its online Basemap Suite has reached a significant milestone, with the availability of more than 250 million square kilometers of the world's highest-resolution 30 cm commercial satellite imagery. This includes over 500 population centers in the Basemap +Metro product now available at 30 cm resolution and 1,700 cities available at 50 cm or better resolution, a level of detail that is unrivaled in the industry. In total, the Basemap Suite now features 1.5 billion square kilometers of high-accuracy, high-resolution imagery “ 10 times the land surface area of the Earth.
With the initial launch of the Basemap product line five years ago, DigitalGlobe created the industry standard for online, on-demand access to the world's highest-quality commercial satellite imagery. Today the DigitalGlobe Basemap Suite features a global imagery base layer with a powerful time-lapse image browsing tool and near-seamless satellite imagery mosaics. Basemap makes the consumption of DigitalGlobe imagery easy, via a simple subscription model where users pay only for what they use or have unlimited access to a given area of interest. Competing offerings feature lower-resolution imagery and incomplete coverage of the most critical areas. With inferior imagery, detailed analysis or the addition of vector data is often inaccurate, if not impossible.
We've seen strong customer demand for our Basemap Suite from government, commercial, and global development organizations that rely on up-to-date information and insight about the world's most dynamic cities to achieve their goals, said James Rogers, DigitalGlobe's Vice President of Product Marketing and Management. With our 30 cm content, customers and partners are unlocking new use cases in map-making, map-maintenance, feature detection, and population mapping, ultimately enabling decisions to be made with greater confidence.
It's critical for our users to have instant access to relevant, fresh, and global high-resolution imagery to perform their missions, said John Marshall, Director of Business Development for Pacific Geomatics. The ability to access imagery online and download it for offline use in a matter of minutes has been a game changer. DigitalGlobe has established itself as the standard for satellite imagery, and with their Basemap Suite of products, our users have rapid access to the highest-quality imagery available.
Visit http://www.digitalglobe.com/basemap today to learn more about how the 1.5 billion square kilometers of high-resolution imagery in DigitalGlobe's Basemap product can empower your organization to see your location at the highest available zoom level and the highest levels of availability.
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution Earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.
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